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Rescued Dolphin eaten by shark

CLEARWATER, Florida -- It started out as a day with so much joy and hope but officials with the Clearwater Marine Aquarium say it ended in heartache.

Just three hours after releasing a bottlenose dolphin back into the wild, it was attacked by sharks and euthanized a short time later.

"We're at a loss for words," said Diane Young with the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Dunham, as the dolphin was called, turned up last December near Anclote Key. Officials say he was sick and emaciated, but after months of rehab he was ready to be returned to the Gulf.

Jeni Hatter, the spokeswoman for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, says Dunham was attacked twice by at least two different sharks after he was released Tuesday morning. Hatter says several scientists were monitoring Dunham with a VHF radio transmitter at the time he was attacked.

"It went from a very glamorous day to a very tragic day very quickly" said David Yates the CEO of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Brent Winner with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says shark don't normally attack a healthy dolphin, but he says they will occasionally go after a sick or injured one.

"The reality is in Tampa Bay or in Florida there are sharks in the water and they are there all year round, various species, various sizes and doing what sharks do" Winner said.

Officials with Clearwater Marine Aquarium say this is the 11th documented shark attack on a dolphin since 2006.

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"Sharks with friggin laser beams on their head"


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I am sorry but I lol'd

reminds me of the commercial where they released a dove and a hawk swoops in and grabs it


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Why euthanize the dolphin? Should've just let the sharks finish their business


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contrafleaux
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Sounds like those 'Final Destination' movies.
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reminds me of the commercial where they released a dove and a hawk swoops in and grabs it


Another example is after the Exxon Valdez spill. A rehabilitated sea otter was released and as everyone was clapping and happy a killer whale ate that fricker in one bite.


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I am sorry but I lol'd
I did too. I don't know why I find that so funny.


Johnny Utah9
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i didn't open the link, what kind of sharks ate it?


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didn't open the link, what kind of sharks ate it?


I didn't open the link either.


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This same thing happened a few years back when some wildlife rescue people released some seals or something and as the rescue people were watching them swim away a killer whale ate them up.


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TigahRag
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survival of the fittest, soup ... no sin in LOLing at this one ... just man being taught a lesson that we are not in control of everything ...

/sappy philosophy


supatigah
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I don't know why I find that so funny.


I can picture cute marine biologist/PETA chick clapping as the dolphin swims away and then horror slowly sets in as a couple of sharks do work


barry
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They should have tried releasing him into a group of dolphins, i don't think they roll alone. In a group they will frick up a shark though.


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Just three hours after releasing a bottlenose dolphin back into the wild, it was attacked by sharks and euthanized a short time later.

That's hilarious.


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tejastigre
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not sure why i laughed when i read this, it didnt say what type of shark just 2 different sharks


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LCA131
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can picture cute marine biologist/PETA chick


Underarm hair flapping in the sea breezes..


TexasTiger05
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as I read that all I could think of was Trey Parker in Basketball

"ahwww"

"awwwwww"

"ahwwwww"


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what kind of sharks ate it?


Ummmmmmm.......

...hungry ones?


Johnny Utah9
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i mean the shark had to be stalking the boat or whatever to swoop in so quickly...


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now you have me LOLing with the picture you're painting here ...


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